PDEA-Caraga destroys P13.4-M illegal drugs

ILLEGAL DRUGS DESTROYED. Some 1,997 grams of shabu and 102 grams of marijuana worth PHP13.4 million are incinerated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga Wednesday (April 7, 2021) in Butuan City. The illegal drugs formed part of the evidence in anti-drug cases that have been disposed of by the courts across the region. (Photo courtesy of Radyo Pilipinas Butuan)

BUTUAN CITY: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga Region (PDEA-13) led on Wednesday the destruction of PHP13.4 million worth of illegal drugs.

“The illegal drugs destroyed were composed of 1,997.37 grams of shabu and 102.10 grams of marijuana,” PDEA-13 information officer Dindo Abellanosa told the Philippine News Agency.

Abellanosa said the incinerated illegal drugs were part of the 557 disposed drug cases from the different Regional Trial Courts (RTCs) in Caraga.

“Some of the disposed illegal drugs were from the crime laboratory of the Police Regional Office in Caraga Region (PRO-13),” he said.

He said the Environmental Management Bureau approved the incineration of the illegal drugs.

(Alexander Lopez/PNA/SRNY/RSP)


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